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The IFI Have Released A Special Rating To Promote Women's Films

By clodagh

July 27, 2017 at 1:15pm

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Us Irish lasses don't get half the credit we deserve.

We recently wrote a list of all the fab women who are making waves right now, some of whom are involved in theatre and film.

And the great news is the IFI have announced a new rating for their films: the 'F' rating.

In a statement, they explain how they want the rating to be applied to any film that is "directed by a woman, and/or is written by a woman, and/or features significant women on screen in their own right will receive an F-rating ".

This is a great step for bringing women-centric films to the front, and will also help in showing the disparity - or lack thereof - of men and women's film. 

The Director of IFI Ross Keane, said:

‘The IFI is committed to delivering a broad, diverse and inclusive range of films, representing different voices, eras, genders and cultures. We’re delighted to be introducing the F-rating which allows us to be fully transparent about gender representation across our various programmes, and highlights women both on screen and behind the camera.’

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Two films have already received this rating, including Aisling Walsh’s Maudie and Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit.

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